How to Prevent Pregnancy Stretch Marks: DIY Body Butter & Belly Balm

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20 Minutes

I’m going to show you how to make a DIY body butter and belly balm. These are great for pregnant women to use because keeping your body hydrated and moisturized during this critical period is of utmost importance.

These are great natural ways to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy. But, even if you’re not pregnant, the butter and balm will leave your skin feeling soft and nourished.

Tools and materials:

  • Measuring scales
  • Glass dish
  • Double boiler
  • Measuring jug
  • Electric whisk
  • Spoon
  • Containers
  • Cocoa butter
  • Shea butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Almond oil
  • Peach kernel oil
  • Neroli essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Frankincense essential oil
  • Mango butter
  • Beeswax

DIY body butter recipe

Measuring the butter and oils

1. Measure the oils

The first step is to measure out all the oils. The measurements to make 300g (10.6 ounces) worth of butter are as follows:

  • 150g (5.3oz) shea butter
  • 60g (2oz) sweet almond oil 
  • 30g (1oz) coconut oil 
  • 30g (1oz) cocoa butter 
  • 15g (0.5oz) peach Kernel oil 
  • 15g (0.5oz) vitamin E oil
  • 3g (0.1oz) essential oil or 60 drops (neroli, lavender, and frankincense)
Melting the butters and oils

2. Melt 

Next, melt the oils. Remember to only melt in a double boiler; you don't want to melt them with direct heat. Then, allow the oils to cool down; you can also put them in the fridge to speed this up. 

Whipping the DIY body butter

3. Whisk 

When the oils have cooled, whisk them. You will see that the mixture will go from yellow to a lighter yellow to white, and that’s when you know that your body butter is ready.

It should have a light and fluffy consistency, and it will look like something good enough to eat. 

Natural ways to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy

4. Put into container

Use a spoon to scoop it into a container, and then it’s done.

How to prevent stretch marks in pregnancy

The butter will melt on contact with the skin, and when you rub it, it absorbs pretty well into the skin.

DIY belly balm for pregnancy

Measuring the ingredients

1. Measure the ingredients

To make the belly balm, I’m not measuring the ingredients with the kitchen scale; I’m just using two spoonfuls of everything. The ingredients are as follows:

  • 2 tbsps shea butter
  • 2 tbsps cocoa butter
  • 2 tbsps mango butter 
  • 1-2 tbsps beeswax (depending on how hard you want it to be)
  • 2 tbsps sweet almond oil 
  • 10 drops Vit E oil 
Melting the butters and oils

2. Melt

Proceed to melt the ingredients in a double boiler, and then add in the essential oils: 

  • 10 drops of neroli essential oil 
  • 10 drops of frankincense essential oil

Neroli and frankincense help with stretch marks, so we’ve added in a generous amount. Then mix thoroughly. 

How to make a DIY belly balm

3. Put into a container

Once you’re done with that, pour it into your container of choice and let it sit. It will harden and become a beautiful balm.

DIY belly balm for pregnancy

DIY body butter & belly balm tutorial

If you are pregnant or know someone who is, this DIY body butter and belly balm will be perfect gifts for them. The butter and the balm are great natural ways to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy and after birth.

Even if you’re not pregnant, this is a great way to moisturize your body using natural ingredients. Your body will be left feeling soft and nourished so that you can love the skin you’re in!

Let me know if you'll be trying out these recipes in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Measuring scales
  • Glass dish
  • Double boiler
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